‘Amelie’ tops American Cinematographer poll


Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “Amelie” has been named the best-shot film of 1998-2008 according to a recent online poll by American Cinematographer magazine.

Amelie_boffoposter Shot by Bruno Delbonnel, the Oscar-nominated pic stars Audrey Tautou as a young waitress who glides around the streets of Paris, trying to help others along the way.

“This is a real honor for me, especially considering the other movies in this list,” says Delbonnel. “These are some of the finest cinematographers, and I’m not sure I deserve to be among them, but I am very happy to be. They are all explorers.”

For the new poll, more than 17,000 around the world participated, most of whom were subscribers to American Cinematographer.

Here are the top 10 results:

1.   “Amélie:” Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC (2001)

2.   “Children of Men:” Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (2006)

3.   “Saving Private Ryan:” Janusz Kaminski (1998)

4.   “There Will Be Blood:” Robert Elswit, ASC (2007)

5.   “No Country for Old Men:” Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (2007)

6.   “Fight Club:” Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (1999)

7.   “The Dark Knight:” Wally Pfister, ASC (2008)

8.   “Road to Perdition:” Conrad L. Hall, ASC (2002)

9.   “Cidade de Deus (City of God):” César Charlone, ABC (2002)

10. “American Beauty:” Conrad L. Hall, ASC (1999)

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